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1

Who are the current co-gerants of DRC?

Aubert de Villaine (de Villaine)

Henri-Frédéric Roch (Leroy)

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What is the style of farming at DRC?

Biodynamic since 2007

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What is the average vine age at DRC, and what is the replanting regime?

40-50 years old, replanted via selection massale from the pre-phylloxera vines prior to 1945.

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DRC: wines produced

Romanée-Conti

La Tâche

Richebourg

Romanée-Saint-Vivant

Grands-Echézeaux

Echézeaux

Corton (Bressandes, Clos du Roi, Rendardes)

Montrachet

Bâtard-Montrachet

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What is Cuvée Duvault-Blochet?

A 1er cru wine produced in some vintages from Gaudichots, Petits Monts, Au-Dessus de Malconsorts & some of the Grands Crus. Named for the founder.

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Recent vintages of Cuvée Duvault-Blochet

1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009

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Is DRC’s Bâtard-Montrachet ever sold?

No, usually consumed at the domaine.

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DRC: Winemaking

100% New Oak aging, 12mos for Montrachet, 18-22mos for the reds.
Fermentation in neutral wooden cuve for reds, new Tronçais oak for whites.
 Full stems except in cold years.

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DRC: Inaugural vintages of Montrachet, Cuvée Duvault-Blochet, Corton

Montrachet - 1965

Cuvée Duvault-Blochet - 1999

Corton - 2009

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Rousseau: Top Wines

Chambertin

Chambertin
Clos de Bèze

Charmes-Chambertin

Clos des Ruchottes

Mazis-Chambertin

Clos de la Roche

Clos Saint-Jacques

Cazetiers

Lavaux Saint-Jacques

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Rousseau: Whole Cluster or Whole Berry?

Whole Berry - 90% destemmed

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Rousseau: Oak Treatment

100% new french for Chambertin and Clos de Bèze

80% new french for Clos Saint-Jacques

All other 1er and grand crus in 1st pass barrels, village in older still.

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When did Rousseau begin domaine bottling?

1930’s

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What is the negociant arm of Dujac?

Dujac Père et Fils

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Dujac: Winemaking

Whole cluster unless otherwise mandated by vintage.

70-100% New French on the Grands Crus

50-75% on the 1ers Crus

20-25% on the village wines

20% or less on the whites, with little to no battonage.

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Dujac: Wines Produced

Clos Saint-Denis

Clos de la Roche

Echézeaux

Bonnes Mares

Chambertin

Romanée Saint Vivant

Aux Combottes

Aux Malconsorts

Monts Luisants

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Méo-Camuzet was looked after by métayers for the 60’s and 70’s. Which métayer is responsible for the style they work in today?

Henri Jayer

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What vintage marked a shift from the lighter, more ethereal Jayer-influenced style to a darker, more extracted style for Méo-Camuzet?

1996

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Méo-Camuzet: winemaking

All destemmed, no fining, no filtering.

15-18mos in wood - 50% new french for AOC, 60-70% for 1er Cru, 100% for Grand Cru.

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Méo-Camuzet: Top Wines

Richebourg

Echézeaux

Clos de Vougeot

Corton Clos Rognet

Aux Brûlées
Cros Parantoux

Les Chaumes

Aux Boudots

Aux Murgers

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When did Mugnier reposess Clos de la Marechale?

2004

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Mugnier: Winemaking

100% destemmed, whole berry

20% new oak max on all wines, 18mos of aging.

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What were the Mugnier Musigny bottlings prior to 1989?

Standard

Vieilles Vignes (1947 block)

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What was the sole vintage of Mugnier Musigny Vieilles Vignes post-1989?

1992 (to celebrate the birth of Frédy’s daughter)

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What wines are produced from Clos de la Marechale?

Blanc (grafted over from PN on to 25yo vines in 2004 & 2007)

Rouge

Clos des Fourches (young vines)

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Who owns Domaine de l’Arlot?

AXA (insurance)

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l’Arlot: Whole Cluster

As much as possible, depending on the vintage. Destemming will vary from vineyard to vineyard (one vintage may see 100% in Clos Arlot and 0% in Clos du Chapeau, etc.)

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l'Arlot: Oak Treatment

18mos - 
50% new for Romanée-Saint-Vivant and Clos des Fôrets

35% new for Clos Arlot and VR Suchots

20% new for village/young vines (Petits Plets, Petit Arlot, Gerbotte, Clos du Chapeau, Les Lurets)

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Clos de l’Arlot Blanc Cepage

Chardonnay & Pinot Beurot (grafted)

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What are the youngest vines Fourrier will allow in the domaine wines?

30 years - all other fruit is sold to negociants.

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What was the last vintage that Bouchard purchased fruit from La Romanée

2005

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Who is the majority landholder of Musigny?

Georges de Vogüé

6.46ha, or ~65%, including ALL of Petits Musigny

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de Vogüé’s Chambolle 1er cru is made from what vines?

Young vines in Musigny (under 25yo)

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Where is Anne Gros’ parcel in Clos de Vougeot?

Grand Maupertuis

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Where is Anne Gros' parcel in Echézeaux?

Loachausses (southerly, lower on the slope)

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Anne Gros: oak treatment

30% for village
50% for 1er Cru
80% for Grand Cru

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When were Ponsot’s aligoté vines in Mont Luisants planted?

1911

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What was the first vintage that Ponsot Mont Luisants was 100% Aligoté? What was it before?

2005

Previously, it had some Chardonnay and Pinot Gouges planted as well.

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Hippolyte Ponsot’s 2,000-vine “nursery” in Clos de la Roche was the source of what?

The Dijon clones selected by the university of Dijon and spread worldwide.

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What % of Ponsot’s production is Grand Cru?

80% grand cru

12% 1er cru

8% village/regional

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Ponsot: Oak treatment

All used barrels.

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What is Pinot Gouges?

Pinot Noir vines in the Perrières vineyard that spontaneously mutated to white - Gouges propogated cuttings. Today all of Perrière is blanc.

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From whence does Robert Chevillon’s Pinot Blanc originate?

Gouges’ cuttings in Perrière.

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When did Henri Gouges begin domaine bottling?

1930

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What viticultural practice was pioneered by Henri Gouges, and when?

Planting of grass between rows to prevent erosion, control vine vigor, eliminate humidity (and therefore rot) and other things.
1977.

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Rouget: Winemaking

All destemmed, whole berry.

Must and berries chilled prior to fermentation for 18 days.

15-20mos aging in oak - 
1st pass for Bourgogne rouge, 
50% new for Vosne-Romanée

100% new for the rest.

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Producers notable for new oak usage:

Sylvain Cathiard (Vosne)

Dugat-Py (Gevrey)

Denis Mortet (Gevrey)


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What % of Faiveley’s wines are domaine?

80% (123ha)

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What is Les Ouvrées Rodin?

Faiveley’s cuvée from Clos de Bèze, consisting of the oldest vines (1949). Inaugural vintage 2009.

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What is Domaine du Clos de Tart?

The domaine owned by Mommessin in possession of Clos de Tart (the negociant end of the business was sold to Boisset in 1997).

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What is the orientation of the rows in Clos de Tart?

North-south, to prevent erosion.

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What is La Forge de Tart?

A wine produced in certain vintages from vines under 25yo from Clos de Tart, classed as MSD 1er Cru.